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Higgins Crab House North

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12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625 (128th street)
Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
410 250 2403
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant...
Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Slow Service

We arrived at 9 pm on a Tuesday night with our party of three. It was not crowded at all. We were seated outside by the hostess. 15-20 minutes later with numerous waitresses walking by us and no one acknowledging us we said something to the hostess. Somehow we apparently "didn't have a waitress" so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Culleoka, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food and service were both good and the next day I started receiving fraudulent credit card charges against the card I used. Save yourself a headache, use cash.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 9 pm on a Tuesday night with our party of three. It was not crowded at all. We were seated outside by the hostess. 15-20 minutes later with numerous waitresses walking by us and no one acknowledging us we said something to the hostess. Somehow we apparently "didn't have a waitress" so a waitress picked our table... More 

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Concordville PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Higgins is very consistent. They have good crabs and an attentive wait staff. I was there on a Sat night in July and the inside was empty. It's an expensive meal when you get crabs, add a few pitchers of beer and you have a pricey night. They don't offer AUCE for crab legs anymore, which is disappointing. They advertise... More 

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River Vale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lifelong OC MD beach goer. Eat a lot of crabs. Never been to Higgins, normally go to Hoopers. Went with family and ordered a variety of entrees: crabs, shrimp, ribs, crab cake. Everyone was happy. Service was nice and laid back. For an all you can eat place, I'd say it is worth it.

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Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Always go to Higgins North every year for AYCE crabs. First year we experienced "mushy" crab meat. We told our waiter about it and nothing was done. He stated " that is why I try to upsell the #1s for $5 more". The table next to us agreed with us after hearing us complain the the waiter. After years of... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband got all you can eat blue claws and I got a few Jumbo. They were awesome! Service was excellent. The only thing which could have made our visit better would have been if they had the AC pumping better. It was rather warm inside.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went with a group of eight. Our waitress was wonderful. She gave us lots of travel tips for the area. In addition, she packed us hush puppies to go. I had the cream of crab soup. It was the best that I have had so far in OC. It had a thicker consistency and good flavor. I also had... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went to Higgins for Crabs and Shrimp with another family. Total party was eight for the night. We were immediately seated. We ended up getting the "all you can eat." We were torn between that or just getting a few dozen large. Our waitress helped with the decision and really recommended the best deal. We did the "all you... More 

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Fallston, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a great meal tonight at Higgins Crab House North. My husband had stuffed shrimp dinner and I had the crab legs dinner. Both came with 2 sides and their delicious hush puppies! Our server, Loren, was super attentive. Nothing to complain about!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We arrived around 4:30 pm and the had a funny smell, real fishy, service was slow and there were only about 20 people in the restaurant. We got our drinks and there were 8 of us, food arrived about 1/2 hr later and most of the group got burgers and fries and I got the AYCE crab shrimp chicken and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-4625
    (128th street)
  • Public Transportation: Convenient to Ocean City municipal bus stops
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410 250 2403

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Ocean City Md"s premier Maryland style Crab house and Seafood Restaurant. We go to the docks 7 days a week to purchase the very freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood from the man (or woman) that caught it. Bring the family and and enjoy the finest Maryland has to offer...The Higgins Family
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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